NHS: Liberal Democrats Demand £2 Billion Bailout for NHS
THE GUARDIAN – An emergency bailout of £2bn is needed to plug a black hole in NHS funding, Liberal Democrat sources claim, as a leading doctor called the Government’s plans for extended seven-day care as “just bonkers”.
Senior Lib Dem figures are planning to approach party leader Nick Clegg to demand the extra funding for the health service ahead of the Government’s autumn statement, the Times reported.
There are widespread fears among senior doctors that the NHS will struggle to cope with rising demand without more money after four years of efficiency savings in which it has been trying to shave £20bn from its costs.
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